A new year, a fresh start and back to blogging. I am late with sharing my best moments of 2015, but this year I wanted to really enjoy time with family and friends over the holidays. To be honest, I did not even log onto my blog or read anybody else´s. Plus, I feel like the year really starts after the first of January. Now that I am home and getting back into the swing of things, I wanted to share some of my favorite outfits from 2015, what I learned over the past year and also my goals for 2016.
What I learned in 2015:
- To Trust: I turned 30 this year, which is supposed to be a big milestone and an age where you are supposed to have or be on your way to a six-figure job, a house, a husband (or at least a financé) and maybe a baby. Despite the fact that I have none of the above, I have been reassured more than ever this year that things happen as they are supposed to and not necessarily when or how you want them to happen.
- To Give: Since I don´t make a ton of money, giving 10% of my income always seemed like a big chunk of change, but in 2015 I decided to commit by 10%. If I can shop, I should be able to give, too, right? I learned it´s true: that when you give, you get so much more back.
- To Dream: This goes hand-in-hand with timing. I learned this year that it is never too late to dream or take that risk to begin your journey to reach that dream. Age is a milestone, not a deadline.
What I want to achieve in 2016:
- Start a business. In January of 2015, I made a promise to myself make a big life change. The big life change I had in mind was making the move to Austin (something I have wanted to do for a while) and getting a job to gain experience working in the States. After a series of events that started in July and also after some deep soul-searching, I asked myself if moving to Austin and getting another job working for another company was my dream. I easily answered that question with a “No”. It was a goal, not a dream.So what is my dream? I have always wanted to start my own business, one that brings together my passion for Mexico and fashion, and this year I plan to do just that. I have a lot of challenges and unforeseen hurdles in front of me that scare the crap out of me, but I am thrilled and know that I have never felt this kind of excitement before. The business may flop and I may fail, but my fear of failing is far less than my fear of knowing I didn´t try.So, hopefully and God-willing, I will start a business this year. I can´t wait to share more in the upcoming months.
- Read at least 6 books. This may sound simple, but reading is something I love to do. It also stimulates the brain, inspires and gets those creative juices flowing; however, I have not made the time to do so. So yes, more reading and less time landing on someone´s Facebook page who I haven´t seen or spoken to in several years and spending the next 20 minutes or more catching up on what they have been up to.
- Blog at least 3 times per week and produce better content. As I mentioned, in July my life started to get a little crazy and I became extremely inconsistent with blogging, and to be honest, I was a little uninspired. Don´t get me wrong, I love blogging and sharing my personal style, but deep down inside I struggle with showing off my outfits and talking about what I buy. It just seems superficial at times, so I guess I need to figure out how to vary my content. I started this blog with the hopes of inspiring people with how they dress and how they shop, so I hope I have somewhat achieved that. I thank everyone who has left comments, shared and liked my posts, because without any of that, I would just be writing for myself. As far as better content goes, any feedback or kind of posts that you guys and gals would like to read, please share!
Thanks to all for your support in 2015, and may your dreams come true in 2016!!!! We got this!